Dr. Boehman is an Oberon Adviser and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he has taught courses on Energy, Fuels, Combustion, and the Environment since 2012. Previous he served as a Professor of Fuel Science and Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University from 1994-2012. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton (1986) and an M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Prof. Boehman’s research interests are in alternative and reformulated fuels, combustion, and pollution control with a focus on compression ignition engine technology and the use of DME in particular.
Dr. Dautzenberg started his career with Shell in research, worked in a refinery in France, and was subsequently active as a hydroprocessing expert in Toronto, Canada. He served as Vice President of Engineering at Catalytica in Mountain View, California and led R&D activities of ABB Lummus Global Inc. He was also a part-time professor at the TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands where he taught a course on conceptual process design. He holds a large number of patents and has presented and published many technical papers on important issues in catalysis and reaction engineering.
Dr. Fleisch is an Oberon Adviser and internationally-recognized expert in gas conversion to liquid fuels and chemicals with decades of executive experience in technology innovation, direction, management and commercialization for both Amoco and BP. Under his leadership, DME was identified and developed as a new clean fuel for multiple applications. He is a founder of the International DME Association (IDA), has served as its Chairman, and is now an Honorary Member. Dr. Fleisch served as Chief Technology Officer of World GTL in Trinidad from 2008 to 2010. He is now the COO of International Green Power (IGP), a Consultant to the World Bank, Director of the World DME Institute, and serves on numerous Board of Directors.